Archive: 29/12/2011

Record ivory seizures in 2011: watchdog

The past 12 months has seen a record number of large ivory seizures across the world, confirming a sharp increase in the illegal trade in recent years, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday.

dateDec 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Echoes from Eta Carinae's great eruption

During the mid 1800's, the well known star η Carinae underwent an enormous eruption becoming for a time, the second brightest star in the sky. Although astronomers at the time did not yet have the technology to study ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Supernova alphabet soup

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the sole body responsible for the official naming of astronomical objects. So if you have a problem with the way things in the Universe are named, you now know where to send your ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Intel begins shipping new Atom processors

Intel today announced the availability of the latest mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform, formerly codenamed "Cedar Trail." Designed to provide small, compact, on-the-go computing with great battery life at an affordable ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Hardware
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